This residence explores the relationship between new and existing architecture in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse neighborhood. The central, vertical window delineates the front of the Rittenhouse house into two halves, referencing the double nature of the site’s past.
Jeffrey Totaro Photography
Jeffrey Totaro has had a life-long interest in design and construction. Before becoming a photographer, he worked as an architect and structural engineer for a prominent Philadelphia firm. During his education and early career, his strong interest in design was coupled with an interest in photographing architecture and interiors. A self-taught photographer, Jeffrey transitioned to professional photography in 1996 and has since built an impressive portfolio of commercial, residential, and institutional photography for leading firms in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Washington DC and elsewhere around the country.
LOCATION: Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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San Marino Residence, located on an island in Biscayne Bay, is a reinterpretation of the regional post-war Miami Modernist architecture movement. The clients, who own a winery in Santa Barbara, California, requested an indoor-outdoor experience
Primary features of this Dickerman weekend retreat house are its simple, open form and clean aesthetic. It emphasizes natural materials including a stone fireplace, Douglas Fir interior finishes, and indoor / outdoor rooms with a visual connection to the natural setting.